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    100% ghosting from all social media

    As in not using any social media networks at all, except where forced to by work and school. Maybe including disconnecting from news. Have any of you guys done this for an extended period of time? What were the pros and cons?

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    Re: 100% ghosting from all social media

    Pros: You think clearly, have more free time, less people asking you to do favors for them. And you can obtain the news you see fit instead of it being slanted with propaganda.

    Cons: People start to become really nosy and want to reach out to you. Sometimes there is speculation about you and questioning your normalcy or sexual orientation.

    Overall, disconnecting from most social media is a huge plus from my view. I think that the only social media I use is face book and that is very sporadic. I have mentioned this before, but with face book it is a window dressing front for me to create the illusion of blue pill normalcy for outside observers while I am able to chill and do what I want in my private life.

    You will be surprised how more productive, focused, stress free, and driven you become when you avoid social media. Those on social media having twitter wars that rival the book "War and Peace" end up wasting time, and energy. Instead, you can parlay your thoughts into an ebook and turn a nice profit from it instead.

    Thinking smarter, but more efficiently is what it is all about. Most people are drones and follow the script which is why they conform. They conform, because they fear of being labeled "not normal" and that breaks up their daily, boring routine in their boring lives. Yes, normalcy is boredom.

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    Re: 100% ghosting from all social media

    I use every data privacy option available. Basically ppl can't see anything on my fb. Furthermore, I'm not active on there. My last posts date back to 3 years ago (unfortunately you can't just delete them, but you can make them invisible). FB is little more than a virtual addressbook for me. Sometimes I chat with ppl but my chat is always deactivated and my browser plugin prevents ppl from seeing that I've seen their msg.
    I don't have twatter, whorestagram, google plus (safe for a yt account) or whatever.
    You could consider this forum a kind of "social media" platform though

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    Re: 100% ghosting from all social media

    I only have a Google account which I needed to keep up with school. Thankfully I didn't buy into social media when I was younger (I'm quite paranoid about my personal info), so that's it. I find bothersome the amount of info people is willing to put out there for everyone to see.
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    it's the nature of time that the new ways come in sin,
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    and as history told the old ways go out in a blaze.

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    Re: 100% ghosting from all social media

    It's more socially acceptable for young people to not be on FB now compared to its heyday during the mid-2000s. A lot of "cool" people I've met proudly never used it and surprisingly, they got away with it. But telling people you're not on FB in 2008? Worse than being a virgin

    For people in their 30s and 40s, it seems like the opposite is true. They treat non-FB users like pariahs, because people in their 30s and 40s are supposed to have learned the "value of friendship" and keep in touch with every last distant relative on Earth. It's kind of like how women want men to "open up" so they can start storing intel to use against them at an unspecified later date.

    One social media platform I think is actually really useful is Pinterest. Hear me out. For men who are artistically inclined, it's the best way to keep inspirational artwork all in one place. Yeah yeah I know it's designed for attention whoring women, but it's like google image search on steroids.

    Basically I just use a few forums and that's it. But I've been thinking about clearing out everything except email, including news, just to see how it changes my thinking.

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    Re: 100% ghosting from all social media

    The best part of ghosting from social media is that employers can't use it against you. And you avoid 100% drama from friends and family that can be blown out of proportion.

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    Re: 100% ghosting from all social media

    Please excuse my French, but I think Zuckerberg is a total fuck stick- I don't care what his net worth is.

    I threw away my television in 2003. I've NEVER facebooked with my given name.
    I don't twitter or put my real name in my phone. Needless to say I've never had a tinder.
    Linkedin is a turd.

    Net result? Peace of mind. Erasing your given name from the internet is a smart choice.
    Giving up on television is the same as giving up fear and distractions. (mind control)

    I 'm old enough to remember the internet when it was only compuserve and usenet.
    The whole idea of the internet was supposed to be this: You pay your ISP for connection services,
    access to a DNS, and to keep your identity private. This thing has gotten way out of hand.

    Most of the time I only scan headlines on the net. A/P & Reuters articles are always biased and poorly researched.
    At least for now there is no talking head chattering away at me in a blithely NLP programmed script repeating
    the same conditioning drivel available on every other channel.

    Social media tends to make people antisocial, IMHO. Avoid it like herpes.

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    Re: 100% ghosting from all social media

    I think media is made in such a way it is quite difficult to escape from. Are you willing to switch the TV off and not go on the internet on your computer?

    For me I like to look at media tactics and the extent to what they're willing to do.

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    Re: 100% ghosting from all social media

    Not using social media? Seen and approved!
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    Re: 100% ghosting from all social media

    Quote Originally Posted by ShogunRonin View Post
    I think media is made in such a way it is quite difficult to escape from. Are you willing to switch the TV off and not go on the internet on your computer?

    For me I like to look at media tactics and the extent to what they're willing to do.
    It is not an escape exactly but I do have an analogy.

    There are some ghost that escape or go full blown ghost/recluses. But there is another ghosting strategy that hides in the chaos of current social miasma.

    I find that that you can still participate in social media but limit it to tools that serves you as a man and not allow it to cloud your thinking. Or even consume your time from doing what you want to do. Observing from the shadows and watching the plebs being manipulated gives you a newfound respect for ghosting.

    To a ghost, facebook as I mentioned is good for window dressing front to distract people of your personal life. Twitter is a means to communicate a perception that you are professional with whatever job or product you are promoting.

    So as a ghost you have two choices: Hide at the shadowy roots of social media or flee as far as you can.

    Either social media dominates you or you learn to dominate social media.

    A lot of young men fall into the trap of allowing social media to dominate them. Social media is the playground of gynocentric society which is why that is the arena tailor made for women and not for men.

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    Re: 100% ghosting from all social media

    Quote Originally Posted by Nuggets View Post
    But telling people you're not on FB in 2008? Worse than being a virgin
    That is so amusing to me because it was true! In my younger days I explored the idea of zagging when everyone else was zigging and decided it was better. I had a primal reaction when I first saw the TV show Family Feud, thinking, "What? They reward people for groupthink? You gotta be kidding me!". So when facebook came along and I saw the lemmings rush, I stood back. I told my friends, "You guys don't know what you're walking into. I'm going to wait for 5 years until the privacy lawsuits have been settled". (Was I far from right to anticipate the issues?) You're right, Nuggets, my friends seriously stared at me in silence like I was some kind of conspiracy theorist nutjob! Although I think it was one of those times when they likely thought, "Aw, fuck, we like you, Unboxxed, but why tell us that when we had already excited ourselves into doing it. Don't make us feel like lemmings! We're just gonna have to call you a nutjob rather than re-decide this facebook thing!" I still stay away from facebook.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nuggets View Post
    For people in their 30s and 40s, it seems like the opposite is true. They treat non-FB users like pariahs, because people in their 30s and 40s are supposed to have learned the "value of friendship" and keep in touch with every last distant relative on Earth. It's kind of like how women want men to "open up" so they can start storing intel to use against them at an unspecified later date.
    I like how you think. I want you in my army.

    Then there are the people who never emailed me to say hi but now ask if I am on facebook so they can "friend" me. How whacky is that? "Why, of course! I'd love to be a digit in your little collection, to help you look like you have friends, while we'll never talk any more frequently than acquaintances do." Give me a break! I think this culture has always had a problem not reinforcing the difference between a friend and an acquaintance and this online "friend" thing has only added to the issues surrounding that.

    "Dear Abby, I'm scared to unfriend him. I don't want him to think [fill in the blank]."


    What a bunch of sissy shit.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nuggets View Post
    Basically I just use a few forums and that's it. But I've been thinking about clearing out everything except email, including news, just to see how it changes my thinking.
    I don't do facebook, pinterest, twatter, newsfeeds, or anything. When I updated to Windows 10 I disabled/uninstalled all social media and anything else (xbox!) that decided for me what I needed to see or do. I'll go find for myself what I need, thank you. I watch non-cable national TV news (because it's free and it's a devil I know). I pay expensively for a daily print newspaper which is really great because those huge multi-page articles on Sunday (the ones I used to ignore) really tell me a lot of detail. I trust more the old-school journalism ethics still found in the print newspaper than the new-school online anything-goes-and-clickbait approach. Smithsonian magazine is a goldmine to broaden your knowledge base and is now selling at a ridiculously low 11 dollars for 12 issues (plus you get a free umbrella!), such is the mass exodus from print media.

    What is twitter anyways but karaoke without the structure of lyrics? It's less than karaoke, and I thought karaoke was sad enough.

    Anybody here old enough to remember the CB radio craze in the 1970's in the USA? It started out as 23 channels but, due to amazing popularity, the FCC expanded the bandwidth to 40 channels. That was our Twitter. We (not me! I zagged!) got on the microphone and said meaningful tweets like, "Do you see any smokeys? Ten-four, good buddy." That was our generation embracing social media.

    My heroes are the guys who ditched their TV sets. I tried it years ago and couldn't do it. I have a 75-year-old lady friend who says she no longer watches the news because it's too depressing. Her saying that made me revisit the concept. I already know that merely logging off the computer and going outside drastically changes my concept of life!
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    Re: 100% ghosting from all social media

    Quote Originally Posted by Unboxxed View Post
    Then there are the people who never emailed me to say hi but now ask if I am on facebook so they can "friend" me. How whacky is that? "Why, of course! I'd love to be a digit in your little collection, to help you look like you have friends, while we'll never talk any more frequently than acquaintances do." Give me a break! I think this culture has always had a problem not reinforcing the difference between a friend and an acquaintance and this online "friend" thing has only added to the issues surrounding that.
    Bingo, but it's so routine that nobody sees it that way. To me it seems like such a transparent scam, but now it's totally normal and expected to "collect" friend stats.

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    Iíve quit Facebook twice before but unfortunately for me Iíve re-joined again, mainly because I have friends abroad so Itís a cheap way to keep in touch. However, I now see that this was a mistake and really wish I didnít bother. I think FB heavily controls freedom of speech like Twitter and you only have to say something that is not mainstream to have people call you out, or worse still have the Police come knocking at your door.

    Pros, there are some funny memes and viral YouTube clips and it is good for keeping in touch with friends in different parts of the world.

    Cons, most of it is nonsensical garbage from people you donít really care about. Having only re-joined 2 months ago I think I have about 75 friends in which I could probably already cull to less than 10.
    If youíve got people who are extroverted and outgoing get prepared to hear about the most inane and stupid parts of their life every fucking time you log on. This leads me to either troll them or block them.

    In short, if you have solid close friends that you can meet up with and see on a regular basis, then I donít really see the point of being on social media.

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    Re: 100% ghosting from all social media

    I see Facebook just like a 'hivemind'. It makes us all connected. Everything we do and for some people where we go is on Facebook. I know what my friends ate for dinner and what country they just visited. It provides more talking points and allows people to connect on a deeper level - is that a good or a bad thing? For me it is a bad thing but the choice is yours. There are so many potential security flaws.

    I can see in the future when we get these IGLASSES, we'll probably be able to see what each other sees. We'll be little CCTV drones for the government. Advertisements will come up on our glasses screens. The world will change in a big way. We'll literally be able to video chat with people on the go. Just think what this could do for our military forces and communication systems. Although I think these kind of advancements are long away, I believe this is how the future will turn out. Facebook is just the beggining.

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    Re: 100% ghosting from all social media

    I'm rather zen in my approach.

    Social media simply is. I'm not overly invested in it, but I don't avoid it.

    My Facebook account (the only such account in my real name) is rather ordinary and mostly reflects what I do professionally and some interests related to that. Because I'm paranoid, my personal information (hidden anyway) is fiction.
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    Re: 100% ghosting from all social media

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Bateman View Post
    I’ve quit Facebook twice before but unfortunately for me I’ve re-joined again, mainly because I have friends abroad so It’s a cheap way to keep in touch. However, I now see that this was a mistake and really wish I didn’t bother.

    In short, if you have solid close friends that you can meet up with and see on a regular basis, then I don’t really see the point of being on social media.
    What about employing conventional email? That's still free. Can you invite them to email with you instead of FB?
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    Re: 100% ghosting from all social media

    I have not had a Facebook for years, I have no Twitter, no Instagram, no Vine, no personal Tumblr, no Linked, nothing. As a result, I'm considered persona non grata by people I know. I'm not "part of the conversation." I don't get invitations to events, parties, even family gatherings. And you know what? That's fine by me. If everyone around me wants to be a puppet, let them give away their lives in servitude to the advertising industry/hive mind mentality/socially acceptable narrative. I'd prefer to have as much of my own mind as I can. It's bad enough that the products I use are often influenced by marketing, I'd hate to think how brainwashed I'd be if I used one of those horrific platforms.

    And those people who say "I HAVE to use it to keep in touch with friends who are overseas?"

    E-Mail. And not being so lazy you can't send a personal message instead of a half assed "post" to let "everyone" know "what they're up to". I'd rather not know about any of that ...

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    Re: 100% ghosting from all social media

    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverGhost View Post
    I have not had a Facebook for years, I have no Twitter, no Instagram, no Vine, no personal Tumblr, no Linked, nothing. As a result, I'm considered persona non grata by people I know. I'm not "part of the conversation." I don't get invitations to events, parties, even family gatherings. And you know what? That's fine by me. If everyone around me wants to be a puppet, let them give away their lives in servitude to the advertising industry/hive mind mentality/socially acceptable narrative. I'd prefer to have as much of my own mind as I can. It's bad enough that the products I use are often influenced by marketing, I'd hate to think how brainwashed I'd be if I used one of those horrific platforms.

    And those people who say "I HAVE to use it to keep in touch with friends who are overseas?"

    E-Mail. And not being so lazy you can't send a personal message instead of a half assed "post" to let "everyone" know "what they're up to". I'd rather not know about any of that ...
    QFT. Social media has contributed significantly to the decline of society over the past decade. Attention whores expanding their network of thirsty simps in their quest for likes and status and to market themselves, and the conditioning of even shorter attention spans where people cannot grasp nuance because they can only comment in 140 character text sound bites.

    It's all bullshit. Instead of enjoying the real world around you, these losers spend crazy amounts of time and effort on sites such as Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, Vine, LinkedIn, etc. trying to impress others with their carefully crafted and photoshopped videos, pictures, and mostly exaggerated or fabricated stories. Giving everyone a platform and a chance to blog and share their opinion made everyone think they are fucking special, when most are actually functionally retarded.

    I'd rather put in my time at work and then you know... GO OUTSIDE and experience something.

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    Re: 100% ghosting from all social media

    Havent logged onto lamebook for a few years now, and couldnt be happier. I never bothered with twatter, pinterest, grinder, or anything else really. Basically just text my true friends, email for work, and you guys on this forum!

    I've offended women that i've dated by telling them the truth... not once did i look at her fakebook page. All that time and work she put into impressing guys like me was for nothing.. haha!

    Women love fuckbook because it's full of retarded drama and attention-whoring, and this is all they live for nowadays. Lower males use it to contact and attempt to impress women that would normally laugh in their faces. Lower males will also use it to tell your girlfriend lies about you, in an attempt to get her to sleep with them. This has happened to me more than once, btw.

    The one great thing about farcebook is this: Now you know exactly who the real narcissists are. You can see all the lies when you check out a woman's actual pics compared to her photoshopped main image. The obvious red flags that pop up in EVERYONE's head when she posts 300 selfies a day. Their constant and excess vanity works against them, and they're so blind they dont even realize it. An over-inflated sense of self-importance is all you'll see there after enough time. Better to follow secscientist's advice and GO OUTSIDE!!
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    I've never had a Facebook, Twitter, social media account. It seems to drive people mad when they can't snoop on your life. I like being off the grid.


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